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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 1 September 2015

We carried out an unannounced comprehensive inspection of this service on 15 and 17 October 2014 at which two breaches of legal requirements were found. After the comprehensive inspection, the provider wrote to us to say what they would do to meet legal requirements in relation to the breachs.

We undertook this focused inspection to check that they had followed their plan and to confirm that they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to those requirements. You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for ‘Oakhurst Lodge’ on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

Oakhurst Lodge provides accommodation and care for up to eight younger people with autistic spectrum disorder, associated learning disabilities and who might display behaviours which challenge.

The home has a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

At this focused inspection we found the premises were of suitable design and layout to meet the needs of people using the service and keep them safe. The home was clean, tidy and well maintained.

Training plans had been updated and staff had completed training relevant to their role. For example, all staff had completed training in first aid, nutrition, and safeguarding adults at risk. A programme for specialist training in autism was in progress.

At our focused inspection on the 5 August 2015, we found that the provider had followed their plan which they had told us would be completed by June 2015 and legal requirements had been met.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 1 September 2015

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 1 September 2015

The service was effective. We found that action had been taken to improve the ongoing maintenance of the service.

Staff received appropriate training and professional development.

We could not improve the rating for effective from requires improvement because to do so requires consistent good practice over time. We will check this during our next planned Comprehensive inspection.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 September 2015

Responsive

Requires improvement

Updated 1 September 2015

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 1 September 2015